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NYC: Tornado Terror (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  4 October 2008 (USA)
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What appears to be harmless little whirlwinds and dust devils turns out to be a precursor to something a lot more deadlier and ends up threatening New York City's very existence.

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An unexplained, local split in the atmosphere causes a series of total unpredictable, yet devastating tornadoes. Rookie fireman Brian Flynn gets trapped in the underground sewage with his girlfriend, deputy mayor James 'Jim' Lawrence and climatologist Dr. Cassie Lawrence's niece Lori. Mayor Leonardo of New York initially refuses to pay proper attention to the phenomenon, a 'reelection threat', so the alert status remains too low for long. Atypical lightning discovered inside tornadoes adds unprecedented dangers. The Lawrences and aeronautics renegade Dr. Lars Liggenhorn conceive a possible solution by launching rockets, but NASA's Dr. Quinn overrules them, imposing standard silver iodine. Written by KGF Vissers

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2 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very predictable TV movie dealing with a disaster striking a leading US city. This time it's New York and electrically-charged super-tornadoes are to blame, leading to much destruction and chaos, albeit on a super-low B-movie budget.

It's fair to say that NYC: TORNADO TERROR offers nothing that hasn't been done before, and better. The special effects are dodgy, the characters are cardboard and the acting wooden. There isn't even a Michael Ironside or Lance Henriksen hanging around to bring a certain quality of gruff gravitas to the proceedings.

And yet, and yet, this isn't the worst I've seen. It's better than the same director's METEOR STORM, for instance. It helps that there are some unintentionally funny scenes, like when the group of survivors are menaced by a ball of lightning INSIDE a tower block. The silly special effects are easy to laugh at, as are the attempts to build a sense of overwrought menace. NYC: TORNADO TERROR is certainly a wretched production but one that provides a few laughs if you're in the right mood.


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